Second, wow. This was some week. One minute it’s the news of Adam Ondra repeating Gioia (V16) followed very quickly by the video from his send. The next minute it’s the release of the video of Sasha DiGiulian making history with her repeat of Pure Imagination (5.14d). In just a few days the videos have racked up over 100,000 views combined and they really could not be more different.
The Gioia video is a raw, 1990’s quality demonstration of Ondra’s dogged determination. The Pure Imagination video is in many ways the opposite: polished, professional and very well done2. But even though both videos are so different, they are equally inspiring in their own way. I know I’ll be watching each many more times in the weeks to come.
It should be no surprise to see the two above videos in this week’s edition of Video Friday, but what other videos will make the cut? I get many emails throughout the weeks where people send me their videos and ask me to put them in this Video Friday post. The short answer is that I would love to be able to do that, but I can’t. The videos that appear here are actually selected automatically based on their average star rating, so if you want to see your videos here be sure to a) make good videos and b) make sure they are getting the star ratings they deserve.